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Punch Brothers

Aug. 18 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, August 13, 2012
 If Radiohead is “Experimental Rock” then Punch Brothers are Experimental Bluegrass.  

The Temper Trap

Aug. 1 • Madison Theater

1 Comments · Tuesday, July 31, 2012
To a certain extent, once you dive into each musical genre or subgenre, all bands start to sound alike. That goes for Australia’s Indie/Pop/Alternative group The Temper Trap, too. But just because everything “new” has already been discovered doesn’t mean that something old/overplayed can’t be enjoyable, right? The Temper Trap is definitely enjoyable. Plus, the band has the bonus secret weapon of lead singer Dougie Mandagi’s voice, which is quite unique.    

Old Crow Medicine Show

July 27 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 23, 2012
Meth, liquor, hitchhiking, cheating and, of course, angels are just a few of the topics about which Old Crow Medicine Show enjoys singing. It sounds like a bad play on the topics of Country music, but it works for them — especially when you add in the banjo and that big ol’ bass.    
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Bunburied Alive … and Lovin' It

Reflections on the final day of the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 16, 2012
I’ve been to more festivals than I care to recall, but they mostly pale in comparison to Bunbury’s inaugural weekend. The planners of the three-day Cincinnati festival scored awesome bands for a first-year festival and the location couldn’t have been more spectacular, stretching from Sawyer Point to Yeatman's Cove along the riverfront.

Bonnaroo sucks because there are hardly any trees...  

Joshua Radin

July 23 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 16, 2012
There isn’t much about Cleveland that Cincinnatians will admit to liking — it’s a bitter rivalry we just can’t move past. Cleveland did, however, offer us one very good reason to love them.Raised in Cleveland, singer-songwriter Joshua Radin quickly rose to success with his soft-spoken lyrics and acoustic guitar.
  
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Falling in Love at Bunbury

A love/hate relationship with music festivals skewers to the love side at Bunbury

{CommentsCant} · Sunday, July 15, 2012
I hate festivals. I hate that they’re always at the peak of a heat wave or in the middle of a tornado warning. I hate that 90 percent of festival goers don’t understand the concept of deodorant. I hate the rushing around to multiple stages and the trying to decide who you like best when two awesome bands are both playing at 6 p.m  I hate that my friends hate festivals, too, and always ref...  
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Bunbury Sleeper: The Silent Comedy

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The inaugural Bunbury Music Festival — three days of top-shelf Alternative music at Cincinnati's riverfront Sawyer Point Park — is just two days away. All this week, CityBeat's music blog will be featuring samples from some of our "sleeper picks" for the fest, artists who some may not be as familiar with as they are Weezer or Death Cab for Cutie or Jane's Addiction.

Our next "sleeper" ...  
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Music Tonight: Trevor Hall

Up-and-coming Pop/Reggae singer/songwriter plays Ballroom at the Taft

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, July 5, 2012
South Carolina’s Trevor Hall doesn’t make the kind of music you might expect to come from a native of the American south. Instead, Hall’s music has a Reggae streak, similar to the kind of tunes he may have heard growing up in the beach community of Hilton Head or later at the arts school he attended in California.If you like Jack Johnson and Colbie Caillat and enjoy grooving to Bob Marley on...  

Trevor Hall

July 5 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 2, 2012
 South Carolina’s Trevor Hall doesn’t make the kind of music you might expect to come from a native of the American South. Instead, Hall’s music has a Reggae streak, the kind of tunes he may have heard growing up in the beach community of Hilton Head or later at the arts school he attended in California. If you like Jack Johnson and Colbie Caillat and enjoy grooving to Bob Marley on occasion, Hall’s releases would fit nicely in your collection.
  

Spirit Song Festival

June 28-30 • Kings Island

0 Comments · Monday, June 25, 2012
Spirit Song Festival is once again taking over Kings Island. The three-day features two dozen of Christian music’s most famous artists. The lineup includes the likes of Switchfoot, TobyMac, Owl City, Third Day and NEEDTOBREATHE, as well as Cincinnati’s very own Mosteller. With such a mixed and well-known lineup, Spirit Song is might well draw its largest audience yet.